Log in

Local News
BUSINESS

Old Town Scottsdale’s micro-distillery opens

Carrying the legacy of Scottsdale’s first and only micro-distillery, One Handsome Bastard is now open. Occupying the former Blue Clover Distillery space, it is located at 7042 E. Indian School …
BUSINESS

Camelot Homes hosts wine, design events in Scottsdale

Camelot Homes is hosting a series of open browse sessions in 2024. This series of Wednesday evening Wine & Design events and Saturday morning Brunch & Browse events provide an opportunity for …
EVENT

Scottsdale golf event benefits Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children

The annual Tom Londen Memorial Golf Classic, benefitting the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, is Saturday, April 20, at the Talking Stick Golf Club, 9998 Talking Stick Way. Registration …
NEIGHBORS

Scottsdale Railroad & Mechanical Society names executive officers

The Scottsdale Railroad & Mechanical Society board of directors recently elected its new executive officers for 2024. This includes president William Scarbrough, Land Development …
NEIGHBORS

Scottsdale music school names new voice instructor

Desert Hills Community School of Music has expanded its faculty by welcoming Gabi Johnson, a singer who studied voice at the University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music, as its new voice …

E-edition

Read the latest Daily Independent print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

E-newspaper

Read the latest print edition here.


View this issue

Browse other issues

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video

Hague Sugar Bowl

Opinion

Handley: Scottsdale is indeed biker friendly

I enjoyed reading (“Scottsdale named a bicycle friendly community”) in the Feb. 14 paper and, well, this is anything but a surprise to me! I ride my bicycle just about every day, as …
EDUCATION

Scottsdale Unified’s Pueblo Elementary slates open house

Pueblo Elementary School, 6320 N. 82nd St., is hosting an open house 9 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24. The school welcomes prospective parents and the community to meet its teachers and …
EVENT

Scottsdale venue hosts benefit performance

Singer, songwriter and producer Linda Perry is set to headline the fourth annual Swing into Spring Social, a charitable fundraising event benefitting The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit …
LAW ENFORCEMENT

Scottsdale police arrest suspect in woman’s stabbing at Surprise McDonald’s

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of a woman Sunday morning at a McDonald’s restaurant near West Greenway Road and North Reems Road, Surprise police said. …
EVENT

Scottsdale Bar Association blends legal education, baseball

The Scottsdale Bar Association invites members, the legal community and guests to an event that combines the passion for law with the love of baseball. A Continuing Legal Education seminar …
Playoff Soccer

Scottsdale Notre Dame girls soccer rolls through Millennium

Notre Dame Prep high school senior girls Paxton Bock and Ella Meyer combined for five goals and led their team to a 7-0 quarterfinal-round victory over No. 9 Millennium (9-3) on Saturday, Feb. 17. …
NEIGHBORS

Resident celebrates 100th birthday in Scottsdale

Carol Ziffrin recently celebrated her 100th birthday by hosting a “hot dog party” for her friends, complete with an appearance by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Since 2010, she has lived …
BUSINESS

PRESS Coffee opens new Sprouts location in Scottsdale

PRESS Coffee opened its fifth location inside Sprouts Farmers Market Feb. 16, at 4402 N. Miller Road. The local coffee roaster will commemorate this newest location and all PRESS locations …
Scottsdale Opinions with Civility
Dr. Kiera Smialek

Smialek: 4 Superfoods to strengthen your immune system this cold, flu season

As we find ourselves in the midst of the cold and flu season, strengthening our immune system becomes paramount in maintaining optimal health and well-being for the entire family. While practicing …

Baker: Hoping for compromise between the city, Axom and residents

The battle between the residents of Stonebrook and Axon typifies the hundreds of battles occurring in Arizona and sunbelt states across the nation. On one side, we see the established pillars of …

Sholtis: Rezoning request does not align with Scottsdale’s vision

I am against rezoning from industrial to residential use. It does not align with Scottsdale's vision in the airport area zoned for industrial use. It seems to me that Axon seeks …

Sharpe: Questions on Axon development

Scottsdale has been possibly the best place to live in North America, or maybe the history of the world.

Wuestemann: Culture and creativity are at the core of today’s successful communities

Scottsdale is a remarkable city: gifted with natural beauty, fabulous amenities, a humming economy and a strong reputation as a luxury destination. Scottsdale is also a manageable city – …

Catroppa: Residents against the requested Axon re-zoning

I am writing to draw attention to the plight of the many concerned homeowners of the 174 single-family community of Scottsdale Stonebrook ll. We are raising our voices and standing firmly …
Calendar of events
SCOTTSDALE EDUCATION
The top spellers in Maricopa County. Runner-up Finley Roberts, left, and champion Aneesh Kulkarni, right. (Submitted photo/SUSD)

Scottsdale school hosts Maricopa region spelling bee

Scottsdale’s Coronado High School hosted 36 bright minds for the Maricopa Country Region II Spelling Bee on Friday, Feb. 9. Aneesh Kulkarni, a sixth grader at Desert Trails Elementary …

Scottsdale Unified hosts Region II spelling bee

The Scottsdale Unified School District is hosting the Maricopa County Region II spelling bee Friday, Feb. 9, at the Coronado High School auditorium, 7501 E. Virginia Ave.
Chef Maria Arenas and chef Russell LaCasce serve breakfast burritos to the Boys & Girls Barker Branch Club members. (Independent Newsmedia/George Zeliff)

Taste Fore the Tour provides food and breakfast to Scottsdale teens

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS) held a “Start the Day Strong” breakfast event at the Hartley & Ruth Barker …
Stuart Brackney is the president of the Phoenix Astronomical Society.

Paradise Valley Community College hosts Phoenix Astronomical Society

Stuart Brackney’s first car in 1961 was a 1949 Ford Coupe. When he was ready to move on to a newer, sleeker vehicle, his move didn’t take him far when he came home in a 1949 Dodge. …
Three quarters of Robotics Club at Cherokee Elementary School are girls who could fill the gender gap in STEM fields, according to fourth grade teacher Nicole Kaiser who runs the program.

SUSD tax credit fully funds beneficial clubs at Cherokee

Cherokee Elementary School in Paradise Valley offers students a wide range of enriching extracurricular programs and field trips — and it’s because of tax credit donations made through …
Scottsdale Entertainment
The Upscale Singers performing in last spring's concert.

Upscale Singers set spring show in Scottsdale

The Upscale Singers, now with more singers—44, the most in the group’s history—will perform “Stage, Screen and Bandstand!”7 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 2 p.m. Sunday, …
A free screening of the baseball film “The Sandlot” is Saturday, March 9, on the East Lawn of the Scottsdale Civic Center.

Celebrate spring training with free movie in Scottsdale

The city of Scottsdale presents a free viewing of the baseball film “The Sandlot” Saturday, March 9, on the East Lawn of the Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 E. Drinkwater Blvd. Entry begins …
The Four Peaks Coin Club held a Coin and Collectibles Show in 2021.

2024 Spring Coin and Collectibles Show to be held in Scottsdale

The Four Peaks Coin Club is set to host its 2024 Spring Coin and Collectibles Show in Scottsdale. It is the 20th show the club has organized and is held at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, …
Alana Samuels is a Scottsdale resident who plays the role of Girleen in “The Lonesome West.”

Scottsdale actress plays Irish Bootlegger in dark comedy

Scottsdale resident Alana Samuels says she looks for three traits in characters she loves to play: Dark, funny and desperate. It’s why when Keath Hall, artistic director of the Ronin …
Piano soloist Qingqing Ye

Scottsdale Philharmonic presents tribute to Mozart

Tickets are now available for the Scottsdale Philharmonic’s Tribute to Mozart concert 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the North Canyon Performing Arts Center, 1700 E. Union Hills Drive. …
Thank You For Supporting Local Journalism